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MUIH and Howard County General Hospital Sign Affiliation Agreement

Apr 29, 2016 10:42AM
As Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) grows, it continues to look for ways to offer a variety of educational and clinical experience to its students while promoting integrative medicine in the greater community. In collaboration with Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, MUIH students will now be able to offer integrative clinical services to patients in the hospital seeking treatment. The first of these experiences for MUIH clinical interns will be available at Howard County General Hospital (HCGH), located near the MUIH campus.

“Partnering with our community hospital as we begin this exciting relationship with Johns Hopkins Medicine will be the perfect way for us to meaningfully touch the lives of our county’s citizens,” said Frank Vitale, CEO and president. “It also allows MUIH clinical interns and faculty to be contributing members of an interprofessional healthcare team.”

This new agreement offers MUIH graduate clinical interns the opportunity to learn from and work beside health providers at HCGH. The clinical interns will be able to offer invaluable non-pharmaceutical alternatives to patients, enabling HCGH to develop and offer a progressive, integrative medical model.

By providing individuals more choices for their preferred type of care, this integrative model allows patients to have greater control over their healing experience and results in a higher level of overall satisfaction with their care. MUIH looks forward to working closely with HCGH to create a successful and rewarding clinical, educational, and collaborative experience for all involved in the affiliation.

Maryland University of Integrative Health is an accredited graduate school with programs in acupuncture, health coaching, herbal medicine, nutrition, health promotion and yoga therapy

 

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